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Out Look Express

I remormat my computer. Saved to hard disk my Emails and Addresses I am using Windows XP. Now I cannont open the folder that contains the saved Emails and Contact addresses.
My tachnician inslled Out look I dont think that is the same version I had before.

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Outlook and Outlook Express are not the same program, and they are not actually even close to using the same programming.

You cannot import Outlook files into Outlook Express. You can import both into Outlook.

Select File->Import and Export, and then choose "Import from another program or file" then choose either PST file for Outlook or Outlook Express. Select the defaults from then on and browse to where you saved the emails. If you saved the emails correctly it should import them.

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Export saved emails from toughdrive, import to my laptop

A little more information. What email program are you using Outlook express? Outlook?

If you are using outlook express open it. go to File / Import / Messages.

select the type of program the emails are in when you saved them to the external harddrive.
click next select import mail from OE6 or whichever you had from above. and click ok.  then click browse. and find the drive the email was saved on. then click the folder you have the emails saved in. and click ok. ( it may be easier to save the email folder to your desktop of your computer and just browse to your desktop).

click next select your folder you want the emails to go to and finish the emails will be imported

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Outlook express wont open tells me error 0x800cc012e

Hi, Outlook express stores mails in a *.dbx files. So search for the files and keep a copy of the folder that contain these *.dbx files. Then uninstall outlook express from windows component, you know outlook express is a component of MS WIndows, but you can uninstall it. After that re-install it and use the previously backed up folder as the store folder.

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How to open .eml files in outlook express?

Thanks Nasir for sharing your solution to the problem it will help anyone else in the future who has the same problem

Nasir wrote
Thank you all for all of your suggestions.
But i found a way out myself.
Just Open Outlook Express and folder in which you had copied your emails.
Then Simply select all the emails and Drag it to Outlook Express.
All of your .eml files will be automatically saved as .dbx in outlook Express.

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I wish to download windows outlook express to my new computer. I would like to transfer all the data including email addresses from my office PC onto this new Toshiba laptop

  1. Open Outlook Explorer.
  2. Right-click on the Folder at the top of the left pane, and, from the context menu that appears, select Properties (see Figure 1 below). If you are using Outlook 6, you need to expand the Folders and right-click on the Inbox (see Figure 2 below).
  3. When you select the Properties option, you are presented with a dialog box with the location of the Outlook folders (see Figure 3 below). The full path is displayed as a label in Outlook 6 and as a text box under the Advanced tab in Outlook XP or 2000.
  4. Select the entire path from "C:\" to "\Outlook Express". Do not copy the filename given after "\Outlook Express." For example, if the path is C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{B7ABE5FE}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Inbox.dbx, you need only the C:\Documents and Settings\Arun\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{B7ABE5FE}\Microsoft\Outlook Express.
  5. Copy, paste, and save this path in a text file.
  6. Open a Windows Explorer window, and paste the path into the address bar and press Enter.
  7. Before proceeding to copy the folders to a CD or flash drive, you need to check if there are any hidden files or folders in the Outlook Express folder. To check this, check the Show Hidden Files and Folders in the View tab of the dialog box that you get when you select Folder Options in the Tools menu.
  8. The next step is to select all the files and folders in the Outlook folder. If you are using a version previous to Windows XP, you will need some CD burning software to copy the files to the CD. Otherwise, you can simply paste the files to the CD or flash drive. Do not forget to copy the text file containing the path in both cases.
  9. You now have all the emails, calendars, tasks, and other important things from Outlook, but you may also want to copy the address book. To copy the address book, use the Export option in the File menu of the Outlook Express. Once exported, use the method described above to copy it to the flash drive or to the CD. Now you are all set to move your Outlook messages to the new computer.
  10. Boot the new computer. Use the path you stored in the text file to open the Outlook Folder on the new computer. To do this, copy the path from the text file, open a Windows Explorer window, paste the path into the address bar, and hit Enter.
  11. Copy all the files from the CD or flash drive to the Outlook Express folder. When you are prompted to overwrite the files and folders, select Yes to All.

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I would like to down load oulook express to do my e mails on my note boo I am 70 years old and a little slow with some of these things, I am trying to link this with my desk top up stairs

Understanding and using Microsoft Outlook Express - Download and Install What is Outlook Express? - Free email client Outlook Express is an email client. In non-technical terms, it is a program that lets you send and receive emails from your computer. It is one of the most popular email clients in the world simply because it comes free with Internet Explorer (and the Windows operating system). Now Internet Explorer comes bundled with Windows which is the most popular operating system and it soon became the browser of choice on most desktops since it had some great features when compared to its nearest competition, Netscape Navigator (at that time). So as Internet Explorer became popular the usage of Outlook Express as the default email client increased to make it the leading email program on the Internet.
From where do I get Outlook Express? - It's a free download If you don't have Outlook Express, you can simply download the latest version of Internet Explorer. Outlook Express email client will be installed on your system once you install the browser.
Outlook Express Homepage -
What does Outlook Express actually do? Outlook Express allows you send and receive emails from your computer. The good thing about Outlook Express (or any decent email client from that matter), is that it lets you store the sent and received emails on your system. Thus, Outlook Express acts like a emailing center via which you send, receive, store and collate emails.
What is the difference between Outlook Express and Outlook? Outlook Express, as I mentioned, comes free with Internet Explorer or Windows operating system. It's a lean and mean email client. Microsoft Outlook on the other hand is an email client but comes at a price. To justify the cost of the software, Microsoft Outlook has tons of features and functionalities which are not present in Outlook Express.
How is Outlook Express different from an online email service? The difference between Outlook Express and an online email service such as GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo! etc. is that it lets you browse, read and compose emails from your computer even when you are not connected to the net. To download emails, you do need to connect to the Internet. Email messages are actually stored on your system, so, you can still read the emails you have received and sent in the past. An online email service works ONLY when you are connected to the net.
Another great feature of Outlook Express (and any other email client worth its salt), is that it lets you read and write emails at your leisure. Let us say you are traveling from Philadelphia to Chicago. You download all your emails via Outlook Express in Philadelphia and then board the flight to Chicago. Now when you open your laptop on the plane and start Outlook Express, you can not only read emails but also write replies and compose new emails. Outlook Express will store all these replies and new emails on your system. Now when you arrive at Chicago, connect to the Internet and open Outlook Express, the program will send the stored email messages.
Outlook Express also lets you segregate email messages into folders. For example, all new emails are stored in the Inbox folder, the emails which you have sent to people will be stored in the Sent Items folder and any emails that have yet to be sent are stored in the Outbox folder. In addition to these three folders, Outlook Express has two more folders. These are the Drafts and Deleted Items folders. The Drafts folder stores email messages that you have composed and saved while the Deleted Items folder contains all the deleted emails. [Note: in order to completely delete the emails from your system you need to empty the Deleted Items folder.]
You can also create folders inside the Inbox folder to further segregate email messages.
FYI, you can configure Outlook Express to segregate incoming email into different folders using rules and filters. For example, potential spam can be junked directly into the Deleted Items folder.
What kind of email accounts can I use in Outlook Express? Outlook Express can be used for any POP3 or IMAP email account. POP3, which stands for Post Office Protocol 3, is a set of rules with which one accesses and downloads emails. IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a set of rules with which emails are assessed.
If you have a web site hosted on a server, most likely the hosting package would come with a few POP3 email accounts. Thus, would most likely be a POP3 email.
Can I receive emails from online email services in Outlook Express? Online email services such as Gmail provide free POP3 access to the email account; you should read configure Gmail account on Outlook Express if you want step-by-step instructions on how to do that. Hotmail used to have this feature but it has since discontinued it. Other popular online emails services might charge a small fee for POP3 access.

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I cannot open dbx files

If you cannot open the .dbx file, you need to have Outlook Express installed on your computer. Usually outlook Express is the default email client for Windows XP. you can try to use this link to get teh converter of .dbx files to .pst files that you can use and read using Microsoft Outlook (Third Party) or Windows Mail (default for Vista) Windows Live Mail(Windows 7).

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File with extension *.dbx

DBX files (files with *.dbx extension) are the files where Outlook Express stores email messages.They can be found in so-called Outlook Express Store Folder named"Inbox.dbx," "Sent Items.dbx," etc. To determine Store Folder locationclick Store Folder button at Tools>Options>Maintenance in OutlookExpress. DBX files may be copied to another folder in order to backup e-mail messages.

How to open and edit DBX files
To open Outlook Express dbx files you just should select a file anddouble-click on it. The software will be open a .dbx file, scan dbxfile and visualize e-mails.
How to extract emails from DBX files
It is almost impossible to extract DBX files manually. However,there are tons of DBX extracting software over the Internet, such as DBX to EML.

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Oct 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Hi, I need to Import Outlook Express Emails (that were on another PC - and the Maintenance / Store location from express has been backed up to an external hard drive) and import the mail and contacts into...


You ought to copy the Ms Outlook Data file that is usually stored in your computer containing all your outlook data.

To locate it:
  • open my computer on the current computer that has the addresses and files.
NB: Make sure that you have enabled viewing of hidden files in your computer. Do this by going to the

  • Tools on the Menu bar --------- Folder Options----------Click on the View Tab ---------on the Advanced settings ------File and Folders -----Turn on Show Hidden files and Folder on the Hidden Files and Folders Menu.

Open Drive on Drive C:

  • On C: follow this sequence to open the file
  • C:/-----Documents and Settings--------Click on the User Account-----Local settings-------Application Data------Microsoft-----------Outlook.

When you are here you will see the Outlook Office Data File.

  • Copy this Outlook Office Data File in a removable media e.g Memory Stick.
Now you have copied the E-Mail and Addresses File.

  • Go to the computer you wish to copy the E-Mails, Settings and Addresses.
  • Open Microsoft Outlook Program
  • Under the File Menu Click on the Import and Export submenu.
An Import and Export Wizard dailog box opens up.

  • From the Action to perform choose
  • Import Internet Mails and Addresses and click next.
  • The Outlook Import tool dialog opens.
  • Select the Internet Mail Application to Import from: Choose on Outlook Express 4.X, 5.X, 6.X making sure that the Import Mail, Import Address Book , Import rules Options are turned on.
  • Click next
  • Address Dialog Box Opens up
  • choose on the option accordingly and click finish
  • Browse for Folder dialog box opens up.
  • Select the location of your saved Ms Outlook Data file
  • Click OK
  • Starts to import all your E-mail files and Addresses to the new computer.
Thats it. I guess you have your mails and Addresses.

Incase of any queries please dont hesitate to ask.

Kind Regards,

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Trasfering emails and contacts from Windows Mail to Outlook Express

you can do it in many ways but I think this is the simplest.
copy addressbook
1. go to file>export>windows contacts
2. and save it to same backup folder on your desktop

copy msg
1. create a folder on your vista desktop(backupmail)
2. start vista mail
3. drag your messages that you want to the XP computer to the desktop backup mail folder you most drag emails you cannot drag and drop folders.
4. when you are done move the folder on a USB stick or something and move it to your desktop on your xp computer.

copy addressbook
1. go to file>export>windows contacts choose CSV
2. and save it to same backup folder on your desktop

copy your mail account.
1. go to tools>accounts>export
2. save the file in you backup folder on your desktop

then copy the backup folder on your desktop to a usb stick or something to transfer it to your xp computer

your xp computer.
import msg
1. paste the backup folder to your desktop
2. open outlook express and drag and drop the msg from the backup folder on your desktop

import contacts

1. click file import "other addressbook" and choose "text file" navigate to the desktop backup folder and you should find a file to import click OK.

import account settings

1.go to options> accounts
2. then mail tab and click import button
3. navigate to the backup folder on your desktop and choose the iaf file to import

then you are done

good luck hope I helped, get back to me if you need more help.

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